QUALITY PLANNING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Indonesia University of Education
One of the main objectives of Vocational High School is preparing graduates to enter directly into the workforce. To be able to develop skilled graduates to meet workforce demand, then in planning educational programs needs to be adjusted with abilities and skills needed by workforce.
The focus of research is analyzing quality planning in the development of educational programs in Vocational High School. The research aims to analyze and obtain a big picture of following things :
1. Activities undertaken by the school to plan curriculum development to meet business world demand.
2. Validation and synchronization activities to guarantee educational program can meet workforce demand.
This research uses qualitative approach, descriptive method of analysis through case study at Pasundan and 3 Vocational High School. Data are collected using several approaches such as interview, observation, and documentation. Data are analyzed through data collection stage, data reduction, data presentation and conclusion or verification.
The results of this research is planning high quality educational programs needs to take following activities: policy formulation of quantity, identify problems that are related to the quality of graduates, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the applicable education program, identify soft and hard skills needed for the business world, analyze the work standards set by professional associations and the government, formulate an implementatif curriculum and competency standards of graduates.
Meanwhile, to ensure that the curriculum are created as needed, it needs to apply validation and synchronization for curriculum, which is done through a curriculum meeting conducted by involving the business world and industry, as graduate users, are conducted regularly at the end of the academic year.
The recommendation is in planning high quality educational programs for productive fields should involve alumni that are currently become employee or self employeer or own their own businesses and universities that have the scholarship in a relevant fields with the skills program in Vocational High School
Topic: Administration and Management in Vocational School